A Snowy Owl perched on a cement overhang
Snowy Owl in downtown Cincinnati. Photo by Kelly Volz

A Snowy Surprise

February 11, 2022

by Olivia Bautch. Environmental Interpretation Intern From birding blogs to the local news, word of a bright-white, arctic stranger has been causing excitement for Cincinnati residents this winter. This surprise

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A trail in the forest

Out of My Comfort Zone

January 26, 2022

by Cody Howard, 2021 Marketing & Development Intern I’ll be completely honest, when I started working here, I knew very little-if anything-about nature.  I understood the very basics of animal classification and

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Recipes from Cincinnati Nature Center

January 11, 2022

by Cincinnati Nature Center Staff Long before we had grocery stores and ordering online, human beings grew their food, hunted, or foraged for it in the wild forests, prairies, and wetlands. Plants, nuts, seeds,

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A male Indigo Bunting being held in a hand as part of a banding session
A male Indigo Bunting

Life on the Wing

January 5, 2022

by Olivia Bautch, Environmental Interpretation Intern A fourth grader carries a 2002 field guide, now yellowed and torn, and a pair of undersized

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Bob and his dog, Cuppie, hiking at Avey's Run
Bob and his dog, Cuppie, hiking at Avey's Run

My Journey from MD to Retiree to Naturalist

December 15, 2021

by Bob Buring, Naturalist My default activity as a child was playing in the woods, which ensured I was usually outside. As a young adult my passion for the outdoors evolved into backpacking with my children, teaching

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Daddy long legs/harvestman hanging on a white wall
A daddy long-legs or harvestman

Long Legs vs Long Legs

by Cody Howard, Development and Marketing Intern Growing up, it was common for me to see a daddy long-legs chilling in the corner of the family room. For whatever

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